Miami Dade Public Defender, Image of Miami at night


News Archives

To view some of these articles, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader loaded on your computer.

Still Waiting in Florida
New York Times - October 12, 2007

DJJ panel sets out to right the wrongs of the juvenile justice system
The Florida Bar News - August 15, 2007

Why are Children in Florida Treated as Enemy Combatants?
Cornerstone, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (May-Aug, 2007)

Should kids go to court in chains?
USA TODAY - June 18, 2007

Legal plan for poor faulted
Miami Herald - May 5, 2007

Mentally ill inmates get state boost
St. Petersburg Times - May 4, 2007

In debt, young lawyers struggle to make it
Miami Herald - May 01, 2007

Lure of higher salaries in private arena hurts retention efforts
Miami Herald - May 01, 2007

Alumni Profile on Bennett H. Brummer
UM Law School - April 25, 2007

Kids at risk of being deported
Miami Herald - April 21, 2007

Fix juvenile justice's 'broken' system
Miami Herald - April 02, 2007

Public Defenders, Prosecutors Face a Crisis in Funding
National Law Journal - March 27, 2007

State examines juvenile shackling practice
Jacksonville Daily Record - February 15, 2007

Judge drops charges, fine in DCF deal
St. Petersburg Times - February 1, 2007

Manacles off Send children to court unshackled
Daytona Beach News-Journal - January 19, 2007

Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement Sued Over Online Access to Juvenile Arrest Data - January 10, 2007

Mentally ill inmates get state boost

Florida Times-Union - Ban shackles on juvenile suspects - December 23, 2006

Miami Dade County Commissions Issues Resolution Against Indiscriminate Shackling - December 19, 2006

Daytona Beach News-Journal - Justice in chains Stop shackling children in court - November 25, 2006

The Famuan - Proposed change in Legislature is needed - November 20, 2006

The Florida Bar News - Representation lacking for kids in juvenile court - November 15, 2006

Assistant Public Defender Steven Yermish article published in The Champion, Volume 20, Number 9, November 2006

The Florida Bar News - Bar panel urges: Unchain the children - October 1, 2006

Public Defender Challenges Shackling of Juveniles - September 11, 2006

The Florida Bar News - Shackled juveniles to be debated by the Florida Bar - September 1, 2006

The Florida Bar News - Martinez honored by Florida’s public defenders - September 1, 2006

Addressing the Needs of At-Risk Students to Reduce the Number of Children Entering the Justice System - February 25, 2005

Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer Announces Partnership with St. Thomas University School of Law - October 2004

Miami-Dade Honors Brummer - June 2004

Big Brothers Big Sisters Names Public Defender’s Office “Partner of the Year” - March 2004

Bennett H. Brummer Presents U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek the Florida Public Defender Association's L. Clayton Nance Award - December 2003

Public Defender's Office Wins Challenge to Miami Beach Ordinance - December 2003

ARC of South Florida Honors Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer with a Lifetime Achievement Award - October 2003

Miami-Dade Public Defender Seeks International Cooperation to Improve Indigent Defense Representation and Reduce Taxpayer Burden - July 2003

Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis unveils mural. Click here for more information - January 2002

New Department of Juvenile Justice report confirms that juveniles sentenced as adults are more likely to re-offend - January 2002

Study: Youth punished as adults re-offend two times more than those receiving juvenile sanctions - December 2001

U.S. Supreme Court issues rare unanimous opinion in a criminal case - March 2000

Florida Supreme Court Justice calls for overhaul of juvenile court system - March 2000

Youth violence expert addresses children's commission - March 2000

Black youth overrepresented in adult criminal court - March 2000

Assistant public defender newsworthy for her volunteer work - January 2000

Bennett Brummer participates in school safety forum during National Crime Prevention Month - October 1999

Association for Retarded Citizens of Florida recognizes Bennett Brummer for his advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities - October 1999

NANA recognizes Bennett Brummer for his outstanding service to our community - September 1999

Nicaraguan officials visit the Public Defender's Office - August 1999

Supervisors at state juvenile detention facilities complete intensive training in Kingian nonviolence principles - June 1999

43 at-risk youths graduate from innovative Liberty City Youth Leadership Academy co-sponsored by the Public Defender - June 1999

County Mayor and Commission honor Public Defender's Office for its support of Drug Court - June 1999

National award presented to Bennett Brummer for his leadership role in establishing Drug Court - June 1999

YMCA honors Public Defender's Office for public service- May 1999

Barbados Conference on human rights features Bennett Brummer as a speaker - May 1999

Bennett Brummer visits students at Miami Senior High School for Law Week - May 1999

Dade County Bar Association presents Criminal Justice Award to Bennett Brummer - April 1999

Bennett Brummer recognizes retiring Drug Court Judge - April 1999

Assistant Public Defender Stephen Harper wins national award - June 1998



Copyright © 2019
Law Offices of the Public Defender
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida


Privacy Statement & Disclaimer